Tuesday, 5 September 2017

FurReal Chatty Charlie The Barkin Beagle Review

My children are at the age (4 & 3) where they adore all kind of animals and are fascinated with them, they have recently been asking for a pet dog but I am a bit scared of dogs (I am terrified of them after being bitten as a child). So they were utterly delighted when they were recently sent a FurReal Chatty Charlie The Barkin Beagle dog to review, which is a very cute, interactive beagle puppy dog toy. 

FurReal Chatty Charlie The Barkin Beagle Dog Review


When Charlie arrived he was actually barking and making noises in the box, my children could not wait to get him out of the box and start playing. Charlie already came with batteries in - always a plus point, meaning that the children could start playing with him straight away. Charlie is a beagle dog and he is ever so cute with floppy ears, big puppy dog eyes and sticky out tongue, children (and adults) will instantly fall in love with him. 


When we got him out the box we realised that he is quite hard bodied so he is not really a toy you can take to bed and cuddle, however, my children do still cuddle him when playing. This is an interactive toy and it responds to movement by barking, talking and playing games to grab your attention which instantly draws children in. He also responds if you stroke his back, he can say over eighty phrases such as asking for a hug and "let's play". His collar is a translator which turns his barks into words and phrases that children can understand, the voice is quite a playful, childlike voice which suits Charlie perfectly.  

FurReal Chatty Charlie The Barkin Beagle Dog Review

As I mentioned Charlie plays games such as hide and seek by moving his ears over his eyes, my children love this feature and he also wags his tail making him more life like for children. He can also move his front paws, but you have to move them yourself, he doesn't have moveable back paws as he is in a sort of fixed sitting position which makes it easier to play with him. 

FurReal Chatty Charlie The Barkin Beagle Dog Review

My children absolutely love Chatty Charlie and have played with him daily since we got him, they have played games and treat him like an actual pet dog. Charlie is very chatty and certainly lives up to his name, he does have an on/off switch though for when he is not in use. I think that Charlie would make a lovely Christmas gift for a child who loves animals and fun interactive toys. 

You can buy FurReal Chatty Charlie The Barkin Beagle from all leading toy retailers and he has an RRP of £59.99.

Disclosure We were sent this toy for the purpose of this review, however, all opinions are my own.  


21 comments:

  1. That is so cute and yes, definitely, those are the ages for anything cuddly! T went through that stage. Must admit she still loves them, even though it's driving me a bit mad because she has too much! ;)

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  2. I think Beagles are the cutest dogs ever and this toy is wonderful. My kids would adore it!

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  3. I love the Fur Real toys. My youngest would have every single one if he could!

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  4. This is a great alternative to actually having a pet, especially to see how much your kids care for it x

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  5. Soph would love this - she loves dogs but we have 2 cats so not much chance of getting one :D x

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  6. He sounds like a lovely toy, especially for Christmas as you said. And with over 80 phrases I'm sure he won't get boring any time soon!

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  7. This sounds like quite a realistic dog as far as toys go. You don't want to encourage pets in bed either do you. Not a bad price either.

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  8. Ah we used to have a beagle and he looks super cute, just like a real one. My girls would love this, they are desperate for another dog and this would be good option for us right now!

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  9. I can see this being something my three would enjoy! might give the cats a break from being pestered

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  10. omg this is actually adorable. I want a Chatty Charlie!!

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  11. My daughter used to have a FurReal bunny I think it was, she loves it

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  12. Ah what a cute little toy! Will bear in mind for my nieces/nephews for Christmas :)

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  13. Looks like the perfect toy for kids that keep asking for a pet. Love its eyes

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  14. aww this is cute! Our little guy is asking for a dog at the moment, I should just get him one of these!

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  15. I like the sound of Chatty Charlie. I bet my kids would want this. Looks so cute.

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  16. You're right, this would be a perfect gift for kids who love animals but not old enough yet to care for a live one.

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  17. Aww, Chatty Charlie looks so cute. My daughter has a Max dog from the Secret Life of Pets and she loves it. Looks very similar.
    But Chatty Charlie looks like he was more features - I love the hide and seek option!

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  18. The wagging tail sounds cute! My daughter asked for a walking dog for her birthday (no idea why) so I wonder if this is something they may make in the future

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  19. such a cute toy, Emily would love this, she loves dogs and is constantly asking us to get one - so not practical having a dog in a flat haha. She is forever chasing dogs around when we are out. x

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  20. My twins love these types of toys, we have the cats as they play with them loads. They haven't realised they do a dog version!

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  21. Ah such a cute toy, I think I'll stick this on the Christmas list for my niece!

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